|El Monte RV Monthly Newsletter
RV Vacation idea: The Grand Finale of the Space Shuttle Atlantis!
July 8, 2011
Kennedy Space Center
Planning a trip to Florida? Well for all you space junkies, you won't want to miss this historic event.
The final flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis will take place on July 8th from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and marks the end of the Space Shuttle program.
Since it's maiden voyage on October 3, 1985, Atlantis has flown 32 times, orbited the Earth more than 4,600 times and has traveled over 120 million miles!
The Kennedy Space Center is just a quick 56 miles from our Orlando, FL location. For launch viewing ticket information, please click here.
RV Vacation Idea: Fourth of July Celebration!
With so many major fireworks displays to choose from, you may scarcely know which direction to head. But whatever direction you choose, let El Monte RV take you there in comfort!
Some notable celebrations to choose from:
- Over the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, CA
- On Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL
- On the Charles River in Boston, MA
- Over Mission Bay in San Diego, CA
- On the Mississippi River in St. Louis, MO
or two of the most famous celebrations:
- Macy's fireworks diplay over the East River in New York
- National Mall in Washington DC
Wherever or whatever you decide, El Monte RV makes it easy with locations nationwide. For a map of RV rental locations, check out our locations map.
|RV Rental Idea: Calling all NASCAR fans!
The 2011 NASCAR Racing Season continues with these exciting races in July. Throw a Tailgating Party in an El Monte RV motorhome and watch your favorite drivers compete!
The Coke Zero 400 race at the Daytona Int'l Speedway on July 2!
The Quaker State 400 race at the Kentucky Speedway on July 9!
The Lenox Industrial Tools 301 race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17!
The Brickyard 400 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28 - 31!
RV Vacation Ideas: Notable July road-worthy trip ideas
- Colorado Renaissance Festival - Larkspur, CO - weekends
- New England Summer Nationals - Worcester, MA - July 1 -3
- Mammoth Lakes Jazz Music Festival - Mammoth Lakes, CA - July 13 - 17
- California State Fair - Sacramento, CA - July 14 - 31
- Jackson Hot Air Jubilee - Jackson, MI - July 15 - 17
- Airventure Air Show 2011 - Oshkosh, WI - July 25 - 31
- Floyd Fest Music Festival - Floyd, VA - July 28 - 31
- Gilroy Garlic Festival - Gilroy, CA - July 29 - 31
- New Jersey Festival of Ballooning - Readington, NJ - July 29 - 31
- Jimmy Buffett concerts - 3 dates in July
These are just a sampling of the types of events that a motorhome vacation makes really enjoyable. All the comforts of home go with you, no packing and unpacking, and no lines for security! Check these out or find one on your own, but don't miss out!
RV Vacation Idea: Grand Teton National Park
Established in February 1929, this national park is named for Grand Teton mountain and encompasses approximately 310,000 acres. At 13,775 feet, Grand Teton is the tallest mountain in the 40-mile Teton range.
In addition to breathtaking beauty, Grand Teton National Park offers a wide variety of things to do: biking, hiking, bird watching, climbing, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, swimming and more. Be sure to check as some activities require registration or fees. If you're into photography, you'll have no shortage of subjects.
There are two campgrounds that offer full hookups: Colter Bay and Flagg Ranch. The National Park Service recommends advance reservations for these campgrounds. There are other campgrounds in the park, but some have vehicle length restrictions. Consult the NPS campground page for more information.
The closest El Monte RV rental location, at approximately 275 miles, is in Salt Lake City, UT. However, if starting your trip from another location is more convenient, we also have many other locations, so please visit our locations map to find a rental location that may be more suitable.
RV Recipe of the Month
BBQ Bean Bake
1 lb ground beef
1 lb bacon
1 large onion, chopped
4 Tbls mustard
4 Tbls molassas or 1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp black pepper
2 - 16 oz. cans red kidney beans, with juice
2 - 16 oz. cans pork & beans, with juice
2 - 16 oz. cans butter beans, drained
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
~ Cook bacon, drain and chop.
~ Cook beef and onion and drain off fat.
~ Mix all of the ingredients together well.
~ Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or put in Dutch oven and place on hot coals for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. (At home, bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees)
(Cut recipe in half for smaller family dish)
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2008 Fleetwood Fiesta 34N
Stock #: 78723
This best selling Class A model has a slide-out, sleeps eight, is loaded with options, leveling jacks, camera, full body paint and many other extras. Looks like new! Includes warranty.
| Terra Pass Carbon Offset Option
El Monte RV offers customers a way to offset the carbon emissions from their motorhome vacation by selecting this option when booking by the website, requesing it via the call center, or when picking up at the rental counter.
This option is completely voluntary and is a very nominal fee. We encourage you to consider this when booking your trip!
Every cent of this nominal fee goes straight to Terra Pass to fund various carbon-offsetting programs.
El Monte RV Cares!